Darcy is a food, community and sustainability advocate and consultant in Toronto. He founded Food Forward in 2010 to connect and support Toronto food work and advocate for policy change. He has brought together thousands of Torontonians in dozens of successful events and projects. Darcy has advised politicians and officials on policy at institutional, municipal, provincial and federal levels, and enjoys writing, gardening and community engagement.



Lisa is a Founding Partner of Building Roots, which creates places to grow, cook, share and buy fresh, healthy food in all neighbourhoods. It is a social venture working collaboratively in many communities to build markets, urban agriculture, retail and food hubs. Lisa has created a number of local food and community programs with a focus on local economic and social benefits. She has owned and run a local food business called A Food Gypsy, consults, and is the photographer for Sorauren Farmers’ Market. Lisa’s writing has been featured in Edible Toronto and her work was on CBC’s Metro Morning.


Food Education Manager

Stephanie is known to be in her element when growing, cooking, eating, and sharing good food with her family, friends, and community. She began her local food journey studying nutritional science at Western University from 2006-2011. More recently, she uses her knowledge of local food systems, gardening and nutrition to educate and empower others to healthfully connect to their food. Currently, she is completing a Master of Health Science in Nutrition Communication at Ryerson University. As a trained Dietitian, Stephanie will continue to incorporate her passion for food policy and urban agriculture into the field of nutrition and health.


Community Food Coordinator

Elilta is a social service worker, doing community work for the past three years through volunteering and work in the field, especially Moss Park. Her goal is to empower people and create positive change. Elilta enjoys cooking and trying new recipes in her free time. As a former fitness trainer, she’s all about food, health, fitness and well-being.


Community Food Coordinator

Nimo has been doing community work for three years now and loves the experience. She has learned a lot from the community and about herself. Her hope is to help people, and give what she can the best way she knows how. Nimo loves to see people with smiles, sharing different stores and ideas. She most enjoys working with kids.


Former Consultants


Community Engagement


Community Animator


Project Manager


Project Developer